Following the disappointing performance of Til the Band Comes In, Scott Walker returned to middle-of-the-road pop with The Moviegoer. Assembling a set of songs from his favorite films, including compositions from Michel Legrand and Henry Mancini, Walker essentially created a harmless mainstream pop album and delivered it without much care. The record did boast some nice arrangements by Johnny Franz, but the music was seldom noteworthy.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine